The Solar Monsters is a kit developed by Led & Chips for the youngest, a fun introduction to the wonderful world of electronics and solar energy. It is based on SunEater, the solar circuit invented by Canadian Mark Tilden, also inventor of the famous Beam Bots.
It is a very simple circuit, designed to convert light energy.
First, energy is stored in a capacitor which is then released in bursts, causing a motor to move. The kit was developed to facilitate the soldering of electronic components such as the use of copper nails as points of connection and welding.
The electronic kit comes unassembled with all electronic components. The tools necessary for assembly
are not included. Please check the kit contents
list to see what is included. Assembly is very easy and takes less than an hour, even if you've never soldered before!
Solar Monsters from ledsandchips on Vimeo.